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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2007 - 10.21 July

Sections & Films

FOUR MINUTES

Category: Edition 2007

Synopsis

Pianist Traude Krüger has been giving piano lessons in a women’s prison for more than 60 years. One day she meets Jenny there, an unapproachable, erratic, violent young woman who is imprisoned for murder. Traude at first refuses to take on the fiercely rebellious girl as pupil – until she hears her play. As a child Jenny was a musical prodigy and now could easily take part in piano competition outside of the prison if she could only pull herself together. A battle of wills develops between the self-destructive inmate and her strict, conservative teacher – a duel of life and love that rubs salt in the hidden wounds of the two women.

Original Title VIER MINUTEN
Italian Title QUATTRO MINUTI
Category Out of competition
Section Reload
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 112'
Production Year 2006
Nationality Germany
Directed by Chris Kraus
Screenplay Chris Kraus
Script Chris Kraus
Director of photography Judith Kaufmann
Editor Uta Schmidt
Production Design Silke Buhr
Costume Design Gioia Raspé
Music Annette Focks
Main cast Monica Bleibtreu (Traude Krüger)
Hannah Herzsprung (Jenny)
Sven Pippig (Mütze)
Richy Müller (Kowalski)
Jasmin Tabatabai (Ayse)
Stefan Kurt (Meyerbeer)
Produced by Alexandra Kordes, Meike Kordes

four minutes regChris Kraus

Born in 1963, he has worked as a journalist and illustrator. He studied at the DFFB in Berlin from 1991-98 and has written several screenplays. He has directed two films SHATTERED GLASS (2002) and FOUR MINUTES (2006). For both of them he has won many prizes.

Production
Kordes & Kordes Film
Feurigstr. 54, D-10827 Berlin - Germany
phone +49 3078096780
fax +49 3078713602
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www.kordesfilm.de

 

World sales
Beta Cinema
Gruenwalder Weg 28d, D-82041 Oberhaching - Germany
phone +49 8967346980
fax +49 89673469888
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www.betacinema.com

 

Italian distribution
Festival contact
Lady Film
Via Fratelli Ruspoli, 8, IT-00198 Roma - Italy
phone +39 06 8842062
fax +39 06 8417043
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www.ladyfilm.it